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4.0
220 Reviews (220)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
85.5%
Recommend this course
193 out of 220 reviews
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4.2
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3174 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Forest Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1913
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens L-93 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Foulis Hale Irwin (2004) Stan Gentry (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2016 #11)

Reviews

4.0
220 Reviews (220)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Elevation Changes 16
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 25
Locals 23
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 35
Near Local Attractions 22

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Out of control tournament players clogging course

Waited almost one hour for 10th tee finally left and went home

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Forest Park

Course is overrated and average at best . Seems like half of the course is roped off and cart path only which leads to a very slow round. Supposedly sold out but no ranger or starter which let a foursome in front of and behind our foursome break up into 2 threesomes and 2 singles . Pace of play has always been an issue

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf outing

Great (3)9-hole course layout set in the middle of a metropolis with beautiful views of residential mansions, consumer traffic and park patrons exercising.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not Terrible, Not Great

Tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers were in good shape. Pace of play was unbearably slow, 2-3 groups backed up on every tee. Greens are also terrible at the Forest Park courses. More divots on each green than most courses have in their entirety. Impossible to putt because of it. At $30 for 9 holes, not great value all things considered.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value

You know what you are getting with this course. Nice easy layout, urban setting, conditions OK but fine for the fee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite course In town

Course is very well kept for a municipal course. Sometimes gets crowded but that’s just a testament to its location, quality and demand. Strong golfers can score low here and high handicappers get plenty of forgiveness for missed shots. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too Many Cart Path Only Holes

Played Redbud and Dogwood. Too many holes roped off. If you walked with a cart, there were very few spots wide enough to pull a cart through. Port-a-Potty on dogwood course was almost flowing over. Very disgusting. Greens good. Staff very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Winter Golf

Nice and open fairways on the Hawthorne and Dogwood 9’s. Course was in great shape for the middle of January and played well. Obviously the tee boxes and fairways were a little frozen still, but still a great time. Only 1-2 other groups out with us before noon on Sunday, so no rush or backup.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A day at Forrest Park

Had a good time course was nice. 60 bucks a little high for Srs on a Friday. I get it Fri are part of the weekend. All good a very nice venue.
Jim Greenwald
Granite City Illinois

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Fall Golf

Hawthorne 9 is fun and adequate challenge.
My only complaint is that the dormant grass in the fairway was cut too low. With the ground hard, it’s a bit like hitting off the cart path. Great fun though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing Service for a Great Course

We played a 5 hour+ round today and it’s a joke how the course is being run currently. We paid $33(which we thought was a good deal) for a hot deal to play this round and when we showed up for our tee time there was 3 other groups waiting to tee off. We teed off over 30 minutes after our tee time. We waited on every hole 10+ minutes just to start playing it. There’s other things that I don’t understand about this beautiful course by those that run it.
1. There’s no water on the course and all the jugs are empty. I know it’s not a covid thing either because no one wears masks inside working so they just want to use that as an excuse. Just seems lazy to not fill them up for customers especially at course that is usually $50+ to play. There was no cart girl either until we saw her parked on Dogwood #8 for 3 groups (she didn’t move after we passed her either). So you can’t even buy drinks if you wanted to and the course was slammed so having no water and no options for people makes zero sense.
2. Beer 6 packs are $22 for domestic beer (most expensive in the area) and they have had only grocery bags to put the beer and ice in for over a year. The whole bag just leaks the entire time and it’s insane to charge that much money and not even order beer bags once in a while. This has been happening for over a year so someone literally doesn’t know how to order more beer bags, I guess? If the person that is in charge of stocking supplies sees this, please stop getting grocery bags from Schnucks and purchase actual cooler bags for your $22 beer so it doesn’t leak everywhere.
3. Please hire a starter to make sure people are playing at a normal pace and playing the correct holes. I have never seen a starter there playing 20+ times over the years. It was a mess this morning just to tee off and it shouldn’t be up to players to figure out if a person making the turn should go ahead of a group that’s been waiting 20 minutes to tee off already.
Bottom line: I love this course but I can’t visit anymore for the prices they charge and the amenities they are lacking for no good reason. They charge way too much money to have simple basic things a course in this price range should have. Also I can’t just be gone for 5-6 hours every time I want to play a round of golf so pace of play needs to improve. Something needs to change or I think more people will realize this and will go to similar courses for the same or less money and get way better service overall.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day for golf!

I've played Forest Park since I was 15, am 70 now.
Don't ever recall the course being in better shape.
I'm old n not at all a long hitter, so YES, the course
is tuff for me. I also play @ The Highlands course
and do much better there as far as scoring, but it's
MUCH shorter. IT was an absolutely gorgeous day,
sunny n comfy temps on Oct 4, 2021.
REALLY enjoyed the course with my son. He kicked
the old man to the curb but we both loved it.
Slow play because it was super busy, but I"m retired
and my son was OFF, so we were in no big hurry.
Forest Park is one of my favorite places on God's
green earth, Being going there since I was 7 or 8,
when I used to fish in one of the ponds. LOVE IT!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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